Federal prosecutors have charged a man located in Hollywood Hills for his connection with the untimely death of Mac Miller, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday. The rapper was found dead due to drug overdose in his Studio City, CA, home on September 7, 2018; he was 26-years-old.
The 42-page criminal complaint filed in the Central District of California claims Cameron James Pettit, 28, supplied the rapper with counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl. Miller had asked for Percocet or “perc” for short, a prescribed painkiller that contains oxycodone.
The manner of death was certified as an accident, although it was later determined that the rapper died from an overdose of alcohol, cocaine, and fentanyl.
“While the death of any victim of the opioid epidemic is tragic, today’s arrest is another success for the DEA’s HIDTA Fusion Task Force,” Daniel C. Comeaux, DEA Los Angeles Deputy Special Agent in Charge says. “Let our message be clear; if you peddle illegal drugs and kill someone, the DEA will be the voice of the victim. We will not rest until you face the justice system.”
Investigators served search warrants at multiple locations, recovering a plastic bag containing pills allegedly supplied by a prostitute and a madam. Two days prior, Pettit delivered to Miller the counterfeit oxycodone pills that contained fentanyl, cocaine, and Xanax, according to the source.
The criminal complaint also detailed direct messages from Pettit’s Instagram after the rapper’s death. In one of the messages, Pettit allegedly said, “I think I should probably not post anything …just to be smart.”
In another message, he was asked how he was doing, Petit allegedly responded stating, “I am not great … Most likely, I will die in jail.”
Sources say Pettit was taken into custody early Wednesday morning. The criminal complaint details he is one of three people who supplied Miller with the counterfeit drugs.